BlackBerry Shutdown

The ever popular BlackBerry, a U.S. mobile and email service, may be shutdown due to infringements on patents. Research In Motion (RIM) supposedly had a settlement agreement of $450 million with NTP inc., which is the holder of the patent. The settlement, however, was never finalized and they now face possible shutdown of the BlackBerry service. Again, a stupid battle over money has caused the consumer to ultimately feel the effects. Alot of people use these devices and love them and now because of some lawsuit may have to give them up. I think it's ridiculous.

1 comment:

Dr. Tufte said...

-1 on Bree's post for spelling errors.

My guess is that consumer's will come out of this all right. They really don't want to kill a goose that's laying golden eggs - but I'll bet you that NTP settles for a cut of the gross income stream as opposed to the fixed sum.